A Candidate Driven Decade - And Your Way To Win

Written by Ferdinand Lucke on Jan 28, 2019


While we already have a candidate market today, we will see a further intensification in the fight for executives and talents in the coming decade. Allow me to share some background and advise, followed by some great international articles with more insights if you wish. 

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What Does the Future Look Like for Human Resources?

Written by EO Executives on Dec 12, 2018

Over the last decade or so Human Resources has had a reputation of being the function employees to go to for support and guidance around the organisational challenges they face. As a result, HR are often seen as sympathisers for the employees who believe they are perhaps being treated unfairly, or a department that provides employees with the support they may need to evolve in their roles.

If we take a brief look at the history of HR, previously known as Personnel Management, seeing its debut in the 1970's, it is clear to see where this perspective has stemmed from. As a function it comprised of the activities like recruitment, work conditions, welfare of employees, training and development and employee exit (retrenchment, retiring schemes).  The 'Personnel Department' has come a long way since then and from the late '80s developed into Human Resource Management as we know it today.

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What Is HR Interim and Why Should It Matter to Your Business?

Written by EO Executives on Oct 18, 2018

What is HR interim and why should it matter to your business?

Simply put, Interim HR (Human Resources) Management is the use of HR experts on a temporary/ short-term basis. HR Interim Managers are experts in their field and are typically hired by organisations to solve critical business challenges through their own limited companies.

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Why Are We Experiencing Gender Gaps at a Senior Level?

Written by EO Executives on Aug 30, 2018

Working closely with the internal hiring team at EO Executives to attract new talent, has pushed me to reflect on the lack of gender diversity within the recruitment industry at senior level.  

Whilst recruitment providers are not facing this challenge in isolation, it has really got me thinking about why this is the case and what can be done about it. Following several conversations with HR leaders within my network on the topic, there was one reference to this challenge that really stood out to me. The recruitment industry is facing a “Missing Middle.”

So where does it all start?   

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Are You Considering the Benefits That a Neurodiverse Workforce Could Bring to Your Business?

Written by EO Executives on Aug 08, 2018

Are you considering the benefits that a Neurodiverse workforce could bring to your business?

In a world where organisations are looking to get the best from their people to obtain competitive advantage, we are seeing more businesses focusing on diversity and diversity management (training and awareness).

It has been proven that organisations that serve a diverse population or audience can more adequately serve their markets when employees can relate to their customers.

So, why is it then still so rare that we hear of Neurodiversity being openly spoken of in the workplace?

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Corporate Culture - the Topic Everyone Is Talking About

Written by EO Executives on Apr 18, 2018

Corporate Culture - it seems to be the thing that everyone is talking about these days. But what is it, and why should we care?

Corporate culture is both essential for the functionality/ performance of teams within an organisation and the satisfaction of individual employees. 

At EO Executives, we pride ourselves on the successful placement of candidates into organisations based not only on skill-set but also their cultural and behavioural fit. Therefore, as a business we understand the need for an organisation to establish a culture and values to which every employee within their organisation will (hopefully) be aligned to. 

So, to unravel the importance of how to establish a strong culture, we partnered with John Bell,  a Change Expert specialising in business and people strategy development. 

With experience working with brands such as Tesco Bank, Three and Sopra Steria to define their cultural engagement, John was an obvious choice to speak with on the matter.

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An Experts Guide to Managing Business Change and Transformation

Written by EO Executives on Jan 23, 2018

Working with HR leaders in my role as Head of the HR Practice at EO Executives, means I get to hear first-hand about the key market trends and challenges that are directly impacting many organisations.

keith wilson.jpgI have recently been talking to Keith Wilson who has been working in Change Management for over 20 years. He started his career as a Management Consultant at Accenture; has worked around the world as a HR Director at the likes of Vodafone, AstraZeneca and The BBC. Currently, Keith is operating as SVP People, Customer Experience & Product at Private Equity backed Dollar Financial Group.


With Keith leading the way in HR innovation and having worked in numerous industries undergoing significant change, transformation and growth, I wanted to understand his vision when approaching the design, facilitation and management of transformations. So, I put forward some questions to gain his insight and expertise.

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Your Guide to Hiring an Interim Executive in a Gig-Economy

Written by EO Executives on Jan 16, 2018

In a recent Q&A with the highly experienced and in demand HR Interim Dawn Wright, we uncovered what it is really like to operate as an interim, along with the skills, drive and mindset that an Interim brings. Dawn has not only been engaged on interim assignments but has first-hand experience in hiring interims to support change and transformation projects. If you are interested in finding out more, click here for the full interview.

In the second part of the blog series, Dawn shares her experiences and valuable tips around hiring; the challenges of establishing and measuring ROI (return on investment) and how to adapt to the changes that come with the emergence of the gig economy.

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How Can an Interim Add Value to Your Business?

Written by EO Executives on Jan 08, 2018

Having recruited within the Human Resources discipline for over a decade now, I have had the opportunity to build an extensive network of interim managers that are hired into organisations at time of change. From this I have had the privilege of learning and understanding how interim executives can truly add value to organisations; along with the challenges that face the interim community and the changing trends of the market.

One of the key elements that comes with my role is being a subject matter expert, and being able to respond quickly to my client’s needs. This is when I lean on my trusted network of career interims to support, identify and overcome the challenges that my clients face.

Dawn Wright is one of those individuals and having recently completed an Interim assignment through EO Executives, I was keen to understand from Dawn the value that engaging an Interim can bring.

In a series of blogs, I uncover Dawn’s insight into the Interim market which I trust will resonate with many within the interim community and provide insight to hiring leads.

So, if you are interested in gaining insight into the Interim market, do keep reading.

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How to Hire a Human Resources Director (HRD)

Written by EO Executives on Nov 17, 2017

Your guide to hiring an in demand Human Resources Director...

Heading up the HR practice at global Executive Search firm, EO Executives, I am privileged enough to work with some of the most influential HR leaders in the UK. These leaders are forward thinking, innovative and are continuously contributing to the evolving world of HR within many leading organisations.

Having been in this space for over a decade, I have seen both the candidate and client market demands change considerably. The role of the HR Director has advanced greatly and with new ways of learning, EVP and developments in technology, HR leaders are having to become more tech driven and agile with many aspects of their roles becoming like their peers in sales and marketing. 

Why do I see value in recruiting for senior HR roles? I am passionate about what I do and enjoy building relationships with the markets most inspirational HR leaders; I believe that the hiring of such an individual can bring true commercial value to any organisation that they join. 

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